Iron Age Farmer Day

Activity Overview

Learn hands-on from our farmers at the biggest reconstructed Iron Age settlement in Britain, located in Hertfordshire! This exciting Iron Age trip will help you work towards many curricular outcomes… Iron Age hill forts: tribal kingdoms, farming, art and culture.

  • Explore our Chieftain’s roundhouse
  • Grind Grain on Quern Stones to make Bread
  • Weave yarn on Warp Weighted Looms
  • Help to Cook Iron Age Soup and Dye bracelets with fresh herbs
  • Trade and Barter

Trading has two parts:

  • Part 1: your class will trade real artefacts as they roleplay as Iron Age farmers and use numerical problem solving in the trading game
  • Part 2: your pupils will swap their pocket money for Celtic gold coins to trade for the more precious produce in the shop

 “It was great to experience a roundhouse.” Mrs Patterson, Balliol Junior, Feb 2020

“I loved everything and would love to do all the other activities too.” Woodford Green, Feb 2020

“All activities provided a fantastic insight into the Iron Age – children were all engaged and enjoying the experiences.” Mrs De Luca, Ramsey Manor, October 2019

“Grinding grain gave the best idea of everyday Iron Age life” – Carly Gardiner, Alban City, May 2019 

£17 / Student

Adult Helpers FREE
A full day of hands-on challenges from 10am until 2.30pm/3pm for KS2
Ratio of 1 adult helper to 8 Children

Hands-on education

The children loved it, they benefited from the hands-on activities and immersive nature of the day and the environment of reconstructed roundhouses.
- Ruth Taylor

Teacher, UCS Junior School, Iron Age Trip

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